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Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom now Available at

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

It’s over a year since Astonishing Adventures #8 came out including Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom.  I think that’s long enough to leave it before posting the whole story here.  So now available for your delectation and delight the first adventure of Dirk Dangerous and his companion Johnny – Dirk Dangerous and […]

Works in Progress Update

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I realised I’d not posted a progress report on any of my writing for ages. Its far too easy to update twitter and forget to mention stuff here. I finished a completely rewritten draft of the Role Playing Game that’s been occupying a lot of my writing time for the last year. The plan was […]

Speed – the Modern Mercury

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Above the main door into the Georges Dock Ventialation Tower and Central Station is this statue: Speed – the Modern Mercury. The relief in Portland Stone (one of my favourite construction materials) is seven meters tall including the base. It was designed by Herbert J. Rowse and the sculptor was Edmund C. Thompson assisted by George T. Capstick.

Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom – Accepted

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Astonishing Adventures Magazine has accepted my short story Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom for issue 8.  I’ve one minor rewrite to do and I’m going to look at adding back in some of what I cut to get it down to 3000 words since their word limits gone up since I first […]

Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

I’ve spent the day finishing the first draft of Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom – as usual the stories over the 3500 word limit for AAM. So I’ll have to slim it down in draft 2.

Planet of Danger

Monday, November 26th, 2007

When it was quiet late on Friday night I recorded the first half of myself reading The Electron Jockey. I’ve spent some of today editing the first Planet of Danger cast which will eventually be a part of the, yet to be launched, Dirk Dangerous web site. So far I’m about half way through the […]

Mrs H.'s Knitting Circle Arrgh!

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

I got inspiration for the Mrs H.’s Knitting Circle tonight and pushed on through the next scene and past the 3,500 word limit which is a problem as I’m not close to the end yet. However I scrimped on a couple of earlier sections so I’m thinking I could expand them and move some of […]

I sure pick the day to mess with American History

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

I’ve been using the wibbly wobbly web and associated Internet thingy for well over a decade now. In that time I’ve made friends all over the world including America. Funny thing is that today is the first time I can remember being wished happy thanksgiving. Its not just happened once though but several times. Anyway […]

Astonishing Adventures Magazine Now in Print

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Astonishing Adventures Magazine Issue 1 is now available in print through Lulu and includes my short story, The Electron Jockey. The free PDF of Astonishing Adventures Magazine Issue 1 is also still available.

Mrs H.'s Knitting Circle Racing Along

Monday, November 19th, 2007

I’ve been belting along with "Mrs H.’s Knitting Circle" today, adding a couple of thousand words to the story. Its got murders, shoot outs, detective work, intrigue, a heist, a confession, a nice cup of tea but no actual knitting. Depending on the final word count I may go back and switch a few sections […]

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